Hope you enjoyed today's meeting. We had 23 in attendance, which is great since we are trying to grow the guild! I hope no one gets upset because I am posting this so early :).
The meeting was called to order at 9:40. There were no visitors today. The minutes were approved as posted to the blog and the treasurer's report was approved as read. There was no discussion on either report. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Michelle's father-in-law. Prayers for comfort for her family.
Lunch this month is chili. Our next meeting will be December 1st at 10:30 at Rita's church in Caledonia. Naomi will email the directions to the church. The gathering will be pot luck, so bring your favorites. We will also be playing Dirty Santa ($15.00). Please bring something related to quilting. We will draw numbers and depending on your number, you may get to steal someone's gift. After the third steal, the gift is dead. We will also be playing the right-left game with homemade gifts. This gift does not necessarily have to made by you personally.
After this bit of business, Karen C. won a door prize.
The RAC is going to raffle off the Mississippi Bicentennial Quilt that was made by our guild. Tickets are $10.00 for one or 3 for $20.00. If you would like to purchase one, you may do so through the CAC website. (I will try to post a link here when I receive it from Naomi). It is on display in the main gallery.
The RAC asked us to write a new description of the guild for the CAC website. Keri wrote a great one that included pertinent details and was very complementary to our guild. The RAC also asked if we would like to have a web page attached to theirs. That will be decided at a later time. Ebba was the winner of the second door prize :).
For the Mountain Quiltfest, a Christmas theme was chosen. These will be due in January. Judy will be collecting those and shipping them to Pigeon Forge. She will also be picking those up for us. Many thanks to Judy for overseeing this. For answers to the questions about the sleeve and other important information, please click on the following link: American Quilter's Society Registration for Mountain Quiltfest begins on November 13th at 9:00 a.m. Classes will begin on March 19th and will run through Saturday, the 23rd.
The next item on the agenda was the Conversation Quilt. Watana said that any background would be fine. Those will be due in March. Some have already finished theirs. Remember, we want the version for the happy fairy tale!:)
The Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt has begun with the color swatches being revealed. If you go to Bonnie's blog, you will find the colors that she has chosen. The color chips are Sherwin Williams and can be found at Lowe's. Gwen has a link to the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt on the blog. Please see her if you have questions. The clues for the quilt will begin on the Friday after Thanksgiving, so be collecting your scraps or for those who don't have any, go buy more! LOL.
There will be an exhibit of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilts at Pigeon Forge during Mountain Quiltfest. Judy has been asked to allow her mystery quilts to hang in the Exhibit. Be sure to look at those if you go to Quiltfest.
Another baby quilt donation was made in October. The nurses were very thankful for the quilts they have received. Marilyn mentioned that Life Choices might could use some quilts. Karen A. was going to check with the hospital to see how they were doing on quilts. Watana won the last door prize of the day.
Karen A. has an art show in Meridian which will end on November 27th. The gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 - 4:00. Naomi is planning to take a trip down on Wednesday after Maple Street. If you are unable to this one, Karen will have another show in Columbus in January.
Gwen also said that it is time to decorate the Christmas tree at the library. Be on the lookout for an email from Gwen for further details.
I hope that has covered everything, if you have questions, please contact one of the officers.
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